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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser set for April 24 at Chick-fil-A by MSMG Pediatric Specialties


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chick-fil-A location donating portion of sales today (Tuesday, July 26) to support Wellness Center's Ron Renfro

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The Wellness Center and Chick-fil-A have come together to support our friend Ron Renfro, personal trainer at The Wellness Center. From 4-9 p.m, today (Tuesday, July 26), Chick-fil-A on West Market Street will be donating 25 percent of all sales to support Ron as he continues to fight cancer. Please join us!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mediserve's Jacey Augustus invites team members to public ceremony Saturday for historical marker

 The public is invited to a public event for the Elizabethton Blue Grays Tennessee State Historical Marker unveiling on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. in Elizabethton, Tenn. The Blue Grays were an African-American semiprofessional baseball team from Elizabethton in the 1930s to 1950s, and Mediserve's Jacey Augustus has been the driving force in getting the historical landmark.

 Everyone is also asked to visit and like the Blue Grays on Facebook.

 The location of the historical marker ceremony is Blue Grays Field at Douglas Park in Elizabethton (corner of Church Street and South Lynn Avenue).

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mountain States HR offering discounted Johnson City Transit bus passes for $15

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States has a new benefit to offer team members who live in Johnson City and ride the JC Transit – a monthly bus pass for $15, discounted from the normal $25 cost.

 Mountain States has worked out an arrangement to purchase the bus passes from JCT at the discounted rate and pass the savings along to team members. The passes will be sold by Human Resources, much like the discounted Dollywood or movie tickets that HR offers. The cost can be payroll-deducted.

 Any team members interested in getting a discounted pass should contact Rachel Bradley at 423-302-3252.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

'Take a Toss at the Boss' Children's Hospital Softball fundraiser set for Oct. 9 at MSHA Corporate HQ

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Colvett receives inaugural leadership award honoring the late Dr. James Gibson

Dr. Kyle Colvett, left, receives his award from Dr. Tony Haley, president of the Washington County Medical Staff medical executive committee.

Dr. Kyle Colvett, left, receives his award from Dr. Tony Haley.

 JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The late Dr. James Gibson was remembered at the Washington County Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting earlier this month, and a new award for physician leadership was given out in his honor by the medical staff – the James Gibson Medical Staff Leadership Award. The first recipient was Kyle Colvett, MD, radiation oncologist for Appalachian Radiation Oncology Services and medical director for oncology services at Mountain States.

 Dr. Gibson passed away Feb. 3. He was a longtime radiologist at Mountain Empire Radiology until retiring in 2014, and served on the MSHA Board of Directors and well as boards for the Washington-Unicoi-Johnson County Medical Society, ETSU Foundation, ETSU Pirate Club, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce and many others. Gibson was a 2006 Servant’s Heart Award winner and a 2008 Spirit Award winner from the Mountain States Foundation.

Stacey Reed, scholarship winner, with Dr. Andrew Fletcher. Dr. Colvett has served as chief of staff at JCMC and other Washington County hospitals, is on various committees and boards, is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and Tennessee Army National Guard, and is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters. He also is active in medical mission work, primarily in northern Haiti.

 Dr. Gibson’s widow, Dottie, and family members were present at the medical staff meeting for the presentation of the award to Dr. Colvett. The meeting was held at the Blackthorn Club at The Ridges.

 The Johnson City Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship to ETSU was also presented to Science Hill High School graduate Stacey Reed (pictured above with Dr. Andrew Fletcher).

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pass the word about Career Fair coming up Dec. 11 at CBO in Johnson City

Do you have friends and family looking for entry-level job opportunities within the MSHA Revenue Cycle? Please help spread the word about our Career Expo, coming up Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Mountain States CBO (Corporate Business Office), Plaza II, from 3-7 p.m.

There will be a variety of opportunities within Health Information Management, Medical Billing, Scheduling, Customer Service, Coding and Patient Registration, with interviews being held on-site with the possibility of offers being made on-the-spot.

Applicants will need to bring a copy of their resume and they must be a high school graduate with PC skills and be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have strong customer service skills.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We want bras! Cancer center collecting donated bras for breast cancer patients

Drop-off boxes are at the Regional Cancer Center and JCMC and at the Women's Imaging Center below The Wellness Center.

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mountain States will be collecting bras to give to breast cancer patients. Drop-off boxes are at the Regional Cancer Center at Johnson City Medical Center and at the Women’s Center at Med Tech Park, located on the bottom floor of The Wellness Center.

 “It seems like almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a friend or family member,” said Karen Hampton, site supervisor at the Regional Cancer Center at JCMC. “People like to help out when they see a need, and donating bras is such a small thing to do but it will help out so many patients who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.”

 Bras with tags on them will be donated to cancer patients; those without a tag will be donated to local women’s shelters.

 For more information, call Karen at 423-232-6904 or email

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dr. Megan Johnson joins Elizabethton family medicine practice

Dr. Megan Johnson JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Megan Johnson, MD, will be joining Mountain States Medical Group Family Medicine – Elizabethton in September. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in preventative medicine and enjoys treating patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases.

 The West Virginia native earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. She completed her residency at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City.

 Dr. Johnson will practice at Mountain States Medical Group Family Medicine - Elizabethton at 1497 W. Elk Ave., Suite 21, where she is accepting new patients of all ages. For more information call 423-542-7420.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blood Assurance says 'Save 3 on the Fourth!'

 Any time you donate whole blood, your one blood donation could save up to three lives. Blood Assurance, your regional blood center, would like to help you Save 3 on the Fourth. The Johnson City Blood Assurance location will be open on Friday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Laboratory and shipping departments are always open in order to get life-saving blood and blood components to patients in need at our area hospitals. Blood Assurance serves 47 counties in a five-state region, and is the sole provider of blood and blood components for more than 70 health care facilities.

 These public blood drives are also being held this week:


  • Food Country Porterfield Hwy, Abingdon, Va., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Peterson Family Healthcare, Erwin, Tenn., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


  • Cherokee United Methodist Church, Johnson City, Tenn. 3-7 p.m.
  •  MSHA MT-ITC, Johnson City, 10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.


  • Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, Tenn. 9-11 a.m.
  • Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, 12:45 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors, Abingdon, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 The summer months tend to bring more motor vehicle and boating accidents to our area.Plus, firework accidents occur during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, leading to a rise in the need for blood. When a typical automobile accident occurs, the victim, if he or she needs blood, can use more than 50 units, and a burn patient can need plasma, which is a blood component, in order to heal. Summer months and holidays also have lower blood donation collections mainly because schools are out, and people are vacationing away from home.

 To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

 For more information about donating blood, blood drives or donor centers, call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to

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